Located in New Jersey, United States, the borough of South Plainfield is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
The character of South Plainfield is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This borough is quiet overall, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines or Interstate 287. Lastly, there are approximately 10 parks nearby for residents to discover, such as Spring Lake Park, which makes it easy to get to them.
About 45% of properties in South Plainfield were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this borough, about 80% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. Home owners occupy roughly 85% of the properties in South Plainfield and 15% are rented. This borough is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Property owners will value that no matter where their home is situated in South Plainfield, primary schools are close by. In contrast, high schools are not particularly abundant and therefore may require an extended walk to get to. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of food, home buyers in South Plainfield will value that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. There are also a limited number of choices for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.
The favored approach to navigate this borough is very often a car. It is very easy to park. In contrast, public transit users may find few options in South Plainfield due to the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, property owners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually close by. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of this borough, despite the fact that many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.